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11 of Vermont’s Best Ski Chalets and Lodges to Visit Right Now

By Adam LouisMar. 22, 2023

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We’re not ashamed to say it, we’re snow obsessed. As soon as the first flakes begin to fly, you’ll find us tuning the skis, double-checking the gear pack, and heading to the mountains. There is nothing quite like the excitement of a ski vacation. The anticipation, the preparation, and of course the time spent out on the hill with friends and family. The old adage is true; any day spent skiing or riding is a better day than one in the office.

With that in mind, we’re always on the lookout for the best basecamps for a VT Winter getaway, so we put together a list of some of our favorite spots to dry out the boots and call home. Whether it’s first tracks on a powder day, hot chocolate by the fire, aprés ski shenanigans with your crew - no matter how you envision the perfect ski vacation, when Winter hits, it’s time to head to the mountains. So grab your board, load up your skis, and come check out 11 of the best ski chalets, townhouses, lodges, and cabins for your next Vermont adventure.

Stratton Mountain Resort Snowy Village in Daytime
Stratton Mountain Resort Village

Stratton Mountain Resort

Stratton, VT

2+ Guests | $600/night

If you want to be close to the action and not skimp on square footage, Stratton’s Village Square condos are what you’re looking for. Prime trail-front location means more skiing by day, and the village out your front door means restaurants, bars, and shops at night. If you’re looking for the ultimate in ski and aprés ski, this is it.

What guests are saying: “Quintessential Vermont skiing. Great terrain and layout. Perfect for families plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain” “Unique mountain village with cobblestone walkways and many shops and restaurants to choose from! The view from the lodge towards the mountain is absolutely incredible! It is an experience you will never forget!”

Beautiful lodge with furnished deck and views - near skiing Exterior

Beautiful Lodge with Deck and Views

Warren, VT

Sleeps 10 | $473/night

Long Mad River Valley views abound at this modern log cabin masterpiece. A stunning commercial-grade chef’s kitchen, multiple cozy dens and hangouts, a drop-dead gorgeous master suite, and of course, easy access to all of the skiing and riding the MRV has to offer.

What guests are saying: “This house was perfect for a 5-day trip to one of our favorite places to ski. Three generations of our family occupied the house--plenty of space, great ski vibe, and great location.”

Smugglers Notch Resort - Winter Lodging Family Bedroom
Smugglers' Notch Resort

Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Jeffersonville, VT

2+ Guests | $399/night

Hands down the most family-friendly resort you’ll ever visit - Smugglers’ Notch is a paradise. Lodging accommodations for all group sizes, our go-to is the Kestrel 3-bedroom. An open-concept living, dining, and kitchen centerpiece is perfect for all occasions, and the vast four-bed “bunk” room is every kid’s sleepover dream. An additional queen bedroom is ideal for guest flexibility, and the master bedroom suite is a luxurious escape. Plus, walk out the door and you're on the slopes - not bad at all.

What guests are saying: “5 stars all the way. We go every year with our kiddos. It's a great family mountain with an even better ski school. We love its mom-and-pop feel. A total gem!”

Talta Lodge Bluebird - Deluxe Quee Room

Talta Lodge

Stowe, VT

2+ Guests | $148/night

On the other side of the Notch, Talta Lodge is perfectly situated for all your Stowe skiing and riding adventures. A Scandinavian modern flair can be found throughout the property and everything from the welcome lobby to the in-room gear storage lets you know you’ve chosen the right place as your base camp.

What guests are saying: “I can’t say enough great things about Tälta. This was definitely a memorable experience for our family vacation in Stowe, VT. I love everything about Tälta from the awesome location so close to Stowe mountains to the perfect amenities! We had an amazing experience with the most wonderful and caring staff!”

Adorable Chalet Off Access RD! 3bd:2ba Exterior Sunset

Killington Chalet with Hot Tub

Killington, VT

Sleeps 8 | $649/night

This newly renovated 70s chalet is what Killington ski dreams are all about. A great bunk room, bubbling hot tub, a roaring fireplace, and it’s setting just off the access road lets you experience all the Beast in the East has to offer. We’re talking restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and of course, legendary skiing and riding.

What guests are saying: “If you’re looking for something special, seriously out of a magazine, with convenience to the slopes and Killington restaurants-unload here. The Cub House ticks every box. A fun, comfortable mountain vibe combined with huge windows that make the most of snowy evenings. Christine was a pleasure to work with and a great time was had by all. We’ll be back soon!”

Sterling Ridge Resort - Interior Cabin Dining with Mountain View
Sterling Ridge Resort

Sterling Ridge Resort

Jeffersonville, VT

2+ Guests | $800/night

The cabins at Sterling Ridge are all unique and ideal for a Winter getaway, but it’s their new A-frame on the Ridge that has our jaws on the floor. This stunning mountain escape with two master suites, a luxurious cathedral ceiling great room, a sleeping loft, and a deck with endless views gives us a hankering for a powder day on the hill. Speaking of, you’re only a nine-minute drive to the Smuggs’ base lodge. 

What guests are saying: “Everything was just perfect at Sterling Ridge. Beautiful cabin – super cozy, clean, comfortable. Beautiful surroundings - nice loop to walk or cross-country ski around the pond. Staff was great-thought of all the little details for a nice stay. We’ll definitely be back!”

Barnstead Inn - Large King Suite
The Barnstead Inn

The Barnstead Inn

Manchester Center, VT

2+ Guests | $280/night

If you’re looking for rustic, romantic decadence, the Barnstead Inn is the place to be. We can’t stop raving about the Hildene Suite, with its custom King-sized bed, copper soaking tub, modern slate fireplace, and that bathroom! If you can manage to tear yourself away from this luxe living, you’ll find three ski resorts within an easy 25-minute drive, including Stratton Mountain.

What guests are saying: “The Barnstead Inn is absolutely fabulous! My sister and I just wrapped our very first visit to Vermont and staying at the Barnstead Inn made the trip one to remember! The staff is just amazing and so intentional. The Arlington Room was perfect, and the outdoor fireplaces paired with a Vermont Flannel Co. blanket was oh so cozy in the evening.”

The Green Mountain Inn

The Green Mountain Inn

Stowe, VT

2+ Guests | $169/night

Overlooking the bustling Main St. of downtown Stowe, the Green Mountain Inn is a classic Vermont experience. Feel the charm, history, and luxuriousness even more strongly with a stay in one of their Classic Suites. If there’s snow in the forecast, it just doesn’t get more relaxing than watching it through the windows of your separate private sitting area. In the morning, you’re less than 7 miles from the gondola. Life is good.

What guests are saying: “This Inn is absolutely beautiful and amazing! I stayed here with my husband and our two girls. We just left today from being there since Friday. The staff was so friendly and helpful, and we so enjoyed the indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis they have and the outdoor heated pool! It's rare to say while being in a heated pool, we had a mini snowball fight, That was a great experience ? Being able to leave the Inn and walk into town was a highlight to our adventure, and so wonderful!”

Baby Barn, Architect Owner Winter Exterior Field

Award-winning "Baby Barn"

South Londonderry, VT

Sleeps 9 | $550/night

The rustic tranquility of this home will leave you simultaneously relaxed and thoroughly speechless. The 20’ cathedral ceiling great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a massive fieldstone fireplace might be enough, however, the entirety of the property does nothing but impress. Magic Mountain is practically right next door, and Stratton and Bromley are just 15 minutes away. 

What guests are saying: “The home, with its picturesque views, peaceful surroundings, and warm rustic charm does not disappoint! We walked into the home and were immediately excited for our stay. The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, surrounded by the wall of windows, created a perfect backdrop to our Christmas celebration.”


Classic 1963 Ski-In/Out Chalet

Warren, VT

Sleeps 8 | $283/night

This classic Sugarbush chalet is ski-in ski-out and has stunning views to match! A full remodel in 2021 breathes new life into the accommodations, but thankfully they’ve managed to leave all of that definitive mid-century ski-house charm.

What guests are saying: “Our family of six had a fantastic time at this classically furnished and beautifully appointed cabin. It has all the amenities you would need for a fun skiing holiday. The panorama is breathtaking and the house comfortable. Randy proved a great host. We had good snow and it was possible to ski out with only one road to cross on foot, and ski back in as well, with a bit of a workout, to cap the day’s exercise. Highly recommended!”


Seesaw's Lodge

Peru, VT

2+ Guests | $286/night

With a wild and glorious history, Seesaw’s Lodge has been reinvented and the results are remarkable! The luxurious cabins and suites are all designed to the highest of standards, yet still, emerge as supremely warm and welcoming. With three cabins and seven lodge suites, a ski vacation at Seesaw’s can fit the entire family, company retreat, or any other combination of crew you can conjure. Bromley is a mere ½ mile down the road and Magic and Stratton are all within a less than 20-minute drive.

What guests are saying: “Seesaw's was the perfect, cozy lodge to spend a romantic ski weekend away! We stayed in the lodge itself, where the pillows and beds were super comfortable, and having a full kitchen at our disposal was very convenient. The cedar hot tub was amazing at the end of a long day on the slopes or touring around town and the onsite restaurant was a lively hub of nighttime fun. We will definitely book Seesaw's again!”

Don’t forget to check out our in-depth Skiing and Riding Guide for all the latest deals, details, and information. Bring on the snow!

By Adam LouisMar. 22, 2023
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